The voice of the agricultural, environmental and amenity machinery sectors. The AEA was established in 1875 to promote the technical, trade and commercial interests of British manufacturers and suppliers of agricultural machinery. Since then it has championed the cause of manufacturers of agricultural machinery and more recently outdoor power equipment. Today its members cover a broad spectrum of manufacturers of land based equipment from combine harvesters to secateurs and everything in between.
The AEA is a trade association representing manufacturers and importers of agricultural machinery and outdoor equipment (horticulture, professional and leisure grass care, and forestry).
We operate in two divisions:
- The Farm Equipment Council and
- The Outdoor Power Equipment Council
Benefits of membership
The AEA encourages its members to be actively engaged and participate in its work.
It is only by constant interchange that the AEA can be truly representative and it is for this reason it focuses resources on offering and facilitating added value products and services for members. No matter what their scale of business, the AEA wants members to value their Association and its objectives and to recognise what is done on their behalf.
The AEA wishes members to appreciate the value of meeting other members in non-commercial yet relevant forums, and to participate in the AEA’s democratic and social structure and activities.
Membership contributions are based upon a turnover declaration that is sent out every other year so that the turnover declaration is valid for a two year cycle. We offer two payment options:
- Annually by cheque
- Quarterly or monthly by direct debit
- To safeguard and promote the interests of manufacturers and wholesale distributors
- To promote, support or oppose legislation or other measures affecting the interests of the industry
- To co-operate and negotiate with Government and other bodies interested or concerned in export and import trade
- To promote, maintain and assist scientific research, invention and technical development
- To promote, conduct, manage and co-operate with Associations, Clubs, Societies and other bodies in promoting, conducting or managing shows, exhibitions and demonstrations
The AEA provides a committee structure to cover all sectors of the land equipment industry. The AEA model nurtures and builds consensus by strong member leadership. The AEA committee structure offers opportunities for members at all levels to meet, network, and debate key issues, work together and share information. These represent opportunities for professionals within the industry to develop their credentials and take on highly visible cross-industry roles.
Members have different motivations to participate in AEA networks. Some invest key people and resources to drive the industry agenda. Others want to keep their companies informed at strategic or tactical levels. Some participate to raise the profile of their company or people. Some look to participate in specific projects – achieving very particular objectives to drive their business forward.
AEA members are encouraged to communicate their views broadly through the AEA committee structure and websites so that all members can have visibility of the work that is undertaken. So even if members cannot afford the time to engage directly, they can keep in touch or participate electronically at a time that suits them, in those topics that are most relevant to their business